Wednesday, December 7, 2011

the little things: volume 1

The weather around here has been so dreary... rainy... dark...

Mr P says to me this morning in his usual groggy morning voice:

"Why does it have to be so dark outside?"
"I think it's raining"
"Can we just stay home today, and not go to work?"
"Sometimes I wish I had the guts to play hookie, but no."

When you live in a city and it rains, it's like the whole world stops.  Who wants to walk outside in the rain anyways?  We avoid it at all costs, snuggle up in a blanket, and watch movies like "When Harry Met Sally" or reruns of "Friends."

Last night I trekked through the rain to get to the gym.  On the corner of Bay and Erie in Jersey City there's this painting.... I notice it every time I walk past this intersection, nothing really special about it, but it always seems to cheer me up a bit, even if I'm already in a good mood... and even when it's cold and rainy outside... Mr P routinely says to me, it's the little things that make me smile :D



LV said...

Beautiful art!

jenn @ beyond the stoop said...

it is, isn't it! i think i like it mostly because it's a piece of beauty, purely uninterrupted on such an old ugly building. no graffiti, no dirt, just shows the vibrance and life of Jersey City!